The game sees the players embarking on an adventure, often involving some kind of overland travel or changing of locations. These types of games are often narrative driven, through the use of storybooks, apps or event cards.
Players seek to build a city, either competitively or cooperatively. Typically these games will focus on buildings which grant powers or bonuses and often place an importance on the location of buildings within the city.
Players compete to build a kingdom, typically these games focus on building areas of terrain rather than specific buildings. Players will typically score for having areas adjacent to other areas or having the largest or smallest areas.